Author Archives: Anna Hagstrom

Anna Hagstrom

About Anna Hagstrom

Anna is an attorney and mediator, and founder of Hagstrom Law & Mediation, whose mission is to create peaceful, collaborative resolutions by compassionately guiding people through major life events. She is experienced in alternatives to traditional litigation, and believes it is her role to empower her clients with knowledge and confidence to make educated decisions and move forward. Learn more at

September 27, 2015

The Power of Conversation

“The greatest single antidote to violence is conversation” – Jonathan Sacks I heard the quote above a while ago, and it has stuck with me. As I’ve been mulling it over, I have seen parallels to what I do as Continue reading…

September 21, 2015

The Collaborative “Team”: The Role of the Financial Neutral

1The Financial Neutral often plays an invaluable role for the divorcing couple. Usually a Certified Financial Planner, and often also someone with the additional certification of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, the Financial Neutral also has training specifically in the collaborative Continue reading…

September 16, 2015

The Collaborative “Team”: The Role of the Court

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Although the Court is often silent in a Collaborative Case until the final agreement is filed with the court, we can’t ignore that the way our legislature has crafted it, a divorce must go through the court system and be Continue reading…

September 11, 2015

The Collaborative “Team”: The Role of The Divorcing Couple (and Their Family)

The most important members of the collaborative team are the divorcing couple themselves. By choosing a collaborative process, they are agreeing to show up at the table, even when the conversations and decisions are difficult, even when emotions run high. Continue reading…

July 6, 2015

The Collaborative “Team”

The first thing that sets a Collaborative case apart is the Participation Agreement, a mindful choice by the couple to come to the table, with their support system, gather information, make informed choices, and negotiate a resolution. For a discussion Continue reading…

April 8, 2015

The Participation Agreement – What’s The Big Deal?

A hallmark of a Collaborative case is that the participants have signed a “Participation Agreement.” This document may seem insignificant, but in fact it has great meaning for the process, signifying that the couple has made a conscious choice to Continue reading…